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BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC,

and offers a broad range of health services. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

 

BCCH is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose

 

Corporate Director, Infection Prevention and Control & Pediatric Medical Microbiologist

Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

BC Children’s Hospital

 

Temporary Full-time Opportunity (6 months)

Vancouver, BC

 

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, and the Infection Prevention and Control Service, Provincial Health Services Authority, are seeking a qualified individual with excellent communication skills for a temporary 6 month position as Corporate Director, Infection Prevention and Control, PHSA.

 

Infection control coverage is provided for BC Children’s and Women’s Hospitals, the BC Cancer agency sites, BC Mental Health sites, BC Correctional institutions, and other PHSA agencies. As Acting Corporate Director, the successful candidate will be a Medical Microbiologist or a Pediatric or Adult Infectious Diseases Specialist who will temporarily serve as the medical lead for PHSA Infection Prevention and Control, answering to the Vice President of Quality, Safety and Outcome Improvement. The Director oversees the functions of PHSA Infection Prevention and Control across all PHSA sites, including surveillance, epidemiology, outbreak management, reprocessing, the hand hygiene program, and the new hospital redevelopment. The Director coordinates the development and implementation of Infection Control policies and procedures, particularly the Children’s and Women’s Hospital sites, in collaboration with other clinical, public health, and administrative bodies. The candidate will also participate in the on call roster for the PHSA Infection Control Officer.

 

Depending on laboratory qualifications, the candidate may also provide medical microbiology service, answering to the Division Head, Microbiology. The Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine provides the province’s pediatric and obstetric populations with tertiary/quaternary laboratory care. The Division of Microbiology is responsible for providing academic pediatric and maternal-fetal medicine care for the province of BC, predominantly bacteriology, virology, and an extensive menu of nucleic acid amplification tests. In the Microbiology role, daily meetings occur with Infectious Diseases, Infection Control Practitioners and the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacists.

 

The candidate must hold an MD and be certified in Medical Microbiology or Pediatric or Adult Infectious Diseases by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

 

We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. BC licensure will be required.  

 

For further information about the role, please contact:

 

Dr. Peter Tilley

Head, Division of Microbiology, Virology & Infection Control

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

BC Children's Hospital

e-mail: ptilley@cw.bc.ca

 

To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest along with your curriculum vitae to:

 

Akosua Tomash

Advisor, Talent Acquisition

physician.recruitment@phsa.ca

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca

 

For more information about the BC Children’s Hospital, please visit the website at: www.bcchildrens.ca

 

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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